Manistee teen missing since Monday night. 

April 4, 2018

Garrett Sheaks

Manistee teen missing since Monday night. 


MANISTEE — A Manistee County mother and police are looking for a missing teenage boy whom they say was last seen late Monday night. Julie Shively told UpNorthLive/7&4 News that her 16-year-old son, Garrett Sheaks, went missing Monday night around 11 p.m. She believes he took off on his bike and may be in danger due to the current winter weather conditions.

Shively said Garrett has Asperger’s syndrome and has had some troubles in school and in his personal life recently; she says he has been depressed and may be suicidal. According to Shively, her son does not have a cell phone and they do not believe he has any cash or money on him.

She describes her son as 5-feet, 10-inches tall, weighing about 150-160 pounds with dark brown eyes and dark colored hair. Shively believes Garrett is wearing a dark coat, dark colored pants, a black winter stocking cap and has a black backpack.

He is believed to be riding his bike which is black with silver or grey lettering. Right now law enforcement officials across several counties are assisting the search.

Shively learned her son may have been spotted at a gas station near the intersection of M-55 and M-37 Tuesday morning. She says there is a chance Garrett may be trying to get to his brother’s place at Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw County or his grandfather’s house in Gladwin County. Both locations are more than two hours from his Manistee County home by motorized vehicle.

Anyone who may have seen Garrett are being asked to call their local 911 center or law enforcement.

“I love him and I want him to come home,” Shively said. “He may be trying to take shelter or anywhere he can find to keep warm. If anyone who sees this that has an abandoned shed or garage please check, please help me bring him home.

Garrett is a junior at Manistee High School.

Information from 7&4 News used by permission.